AVOIDING LIABILITY BLOG

TERMINATION AND REFERRAL – When Does the Duty to the Patient End?

One aspect of termination and referral that I have not previously written about involves the issue of follow-through after a referral [...]

Do I need to let CPH & Associates know if I’ve moved offices?

Do I need to let CPH & Associates know if I've moved offices? Well, that answer depends on two things: 1. Did you use your office [...]

How To Select A Niche For Your Coaching Business

How To Select A Niche For Your Coaching Business One …

SCOPE OF COMPETENCE/SCOPE OF LICENSE

May a licensed marriage and family therapist, psychologist, LCSW, or a licensed professional clinical counselor provide a patient or [...]

Ensured : A CPH & Associates Web Series to Ensure You’re Appropriately Insured

We understand, professional liability insurance isn't the most exciting thing to learn about, but it's important. It's important to you [...]

The Use of Waivers of Liability by Health and Fitness Trainers/Facilities to Protect Against COVID-19 Infection Claims and Litigation

As of the date of writing this article, more than 3 million Americans have become infected with the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”). [...]

HIPAA’s PRIVACY RULE and STATE PRIVACY/CONFIDENTIALITY LAWS – CONFLICTS

Mental health practitioners and health care entities must determine whether or not they are “covered providers” or “covered entities” [...]

Lack of Assessment and Monitoring of Patient Leads to Her Death

It is important to keep in mind that when a patient injury or death occurs due to a nurse’s professional negligence, it is not uncommon [...]

Selling or Recommending Supplements? Know Your Risk

Many clubs, fitness facilities, fitness professionals and personal trainers have added the sale of products to their business plans – [...]

Advocacy – A Caution

Licensed mental health practitioners may sometimes act as advocates (sometimes unwittingly) for their patients (e.g., contesting [...]

LPN’s Appalling Conduct Leads to Lawsuit

I recently came across a narrative Online of a shocking case involving an LVN.1 The author changed the names of those involved to [...]

Can Personal Trainers Give Nutrition Advice?

Health and fitness pros know that to help a client transform their body, you must address movement, lifestyle, and nutrition. They know [...]

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